Services - ShineLight
15394
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-15394,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-11.1,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.1.1,vc_responsive
 

Services

The Core of Who We Are

Residential Living

A radiant warmth envelopes each ShineLight home. The housemates and staff create a family community where each person feels welcome and at home.

At ShineLight, we work with residents who have autism to create an environment where they have a sense of ownership, comfort, and safety. We pay close attention to the important details. If the color green makes you feel calm and relaxed, then we will help you select the green paint that makes you feel your best. If the sound of country music sets you on edge, we will ensure that your favorite tunes are on. Housemates celebrate special events and personal successes of one another and enjoy the constant support of their ShineLight family.

We also work within our neighborhoods and towns to develop a sense of community and support for our residents. Awareness and education about autism and how it affects individuals within our communities creates a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We also offer the following services:

  • Respite
  • Personal Care
  • In-Home Skill Building
  • Specialized Consultative Services

Supported Employment

The tasks that fill our daily routine often define our happiness and provide direction. For some, employment provides fulfilling rewards in more ways than one. ShineLight staff is specially trained to help individuals with autism maximize their strengths and determine their interests with the goal of finding career opportunities. If additional schooling or trade experience is required, ShineLight can help make that happen. We will work with each person to find the right job at the right company where the benefits of a paycheck and a sense of purpose contribute to a brighter, healthier lifestyle.

We also offer the following services:

  • Respite
  • Personal Care
  • In-Home Skill Building
  • Specialized Consultative Services

Community Living

ShineLight understands the importance of a sense of belonging for the people we provide services and support to. Our goal is for residents to enjoy all aspects of the community we live in and to participate in events and activities in our areas. We understand, however, that the people we support may encounter other people within their communities who do not fully understand autism.

That is why ShineLight works to create a greater understanding by serving as an advocate and educational resource within our communities. We are committed to shedding light on the subject of autism through a variety of programs by providing informational sessions about autism at local libraries, educational seminars in schools, and parent/family member support groups. We also reach out to other groups as resources to further enhance the quality of life for individuals with autism.

We also offer the following services:

  • Respite
  • Personal Care
  • In-Home Skill Building
  • Specialized Consultative Services

*In all ShineLight materials, the broad term “Autism” represents Pervasive Developmental Disorders, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autism, PDD, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Syndrome.